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ST191 Corona/caldina 3sfe timing
Giday all, I've got what started off as a good economical wee car and since every repair I've done it's turned into a guzzling lemon.
For starters, the person who did it's last cam belt used crap seals, broke and reused the oil pump gasket, reused the original water pump and so on, so after discovering the massive oil leak, strip the front off the motor, line up timing marks to discover the timing 2 teeth out, granted the day it finally lunched it's oil out and heated up enough to not want to keep water anymore I figured this was a possible!
So, new seals, new cam belt, new water pump, all lined up on timing marks. Now pre ignites, is sluggish as all hell and drinks fuel, I've checked cold air idle, O2 sensor, removed cat and rechecked belt timing, I've checked codes and flashed ECU, last night I had a thought on the way home, obviously a Muppet was in there at some stage and here in lies my question, said Muppets obviously weren't smart enough to do a proper repair, I'm thinking said Muppets removed cam to do cam seal and possibly screwed up the cam timing while they were at it, now I'm thinking they have compensated incorrect cam timing by adjusting belt timing. In my mind this doesn't seem possible but hey, they used silicone sealant to hold the seals in.
Does this seem/is this possible?
I'm about ready to burn this car, someone help ease my mind